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eBooks and eAudio

Your library membership gives you free access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, e-comics, e-magazines, online newspapers and other resources.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

There are thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks titles to choose from on BorrowBox. We have the latest releases for adults, young adults and children. All you need is a current Islington Library card (your login may not work if your library card has expired) and your library PIN number.

This service is available on a tablet or smartphone, or a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer or Edge.

  • Tablets: iPad, iPod touch, Kindle Fire, Nexus, Hudl or any other tablet using Android
  • Smartphones: Any that run on iOS or Android, such as iPhone or Samsung Galaxy 

You can find instructions on how to set up the account and log on to the service by using our BorrowBox guidance.

Magazines and e-comics

You can choose from a wide selection of magazine titles and e-comics, which can be borrowed for free with Libby by OverDrive. All you need is a current Islington Library card (your login may not work if your library card has expired) and your library PIN number.

This service is available on a tablet or smartphone, or a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer or Edge.

  • Tablets: Any that run on iOS or Android using the dedicated Libby app
  • Smartphones: Any that run on iOS or Android, such as iPhone or Samsung Galaxy using the dedicated Libby app
  • eReaders: There are dedicated instructions for accessing the services on devices such as NOOK, Kobo and Kindle Fire. Unfortunately, the service isn’t compatible with Kindle eReaders. 

You can find instructions on how to set up the account and log on to the service by using our Libby Instruction guide.

Newspapers and magazines

Enjoy the convenience of accessing all your favourite publications in one place, along with the opportunity to discover new content from around the world with PressReader. Read newspapers and magazines online including today’s Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail, Vogue, Empire, Focus, Gardener’s World, Closer and thousands of others.

There are many ways of accessing this service, in the library with our Wi-Fi, on our library PC’s, on your smartphone with either your browser or the PressReader App, at home or in fact anywhere!

The Times Digital Archive gives access to over 200 years of The Times, covering all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falklands War. Search the full text of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials, advertising, and images.

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